Patents Examined by R Singh
  • Patent number: 7459205
    Abstract: A reinforcing net for use in a reinforcing layer is formed by spacing two parallel spreader yarns under tension and wrapping weft yarns around the two spreader yarns. The reinforcing net can either be affixed to an adhesive coated substrate or coated with adhesive at the intersections of the yarns to bond the net together. The net may be affixed to a plurality of substrates to form a laminate. The net, a ribbon of net with one substrate, and the laminate, may be used in making and reinforcing spirally wound products such as ducts, duct insulation and the like. A number of warp yarns can be included in the reinforcing net to increase its strength. The method of manufacturing the reinforcing net includes the steps of creating tension in the spreader yarns, providing a least one spool for supplying weft yarn, longitudinally advancing the spreader yarns, rotating the spool around the advancing spreader yarns and applying adhesive to the intersections of the yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Flexmaster Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Perry Philp, Roger Legg, Sebastian Daniel, Brian Gordon
  • Patent number: 7427575
    Abstract: A faced fibrous insulation having a mat facing on one or more surfaces of a fibrous insulation material is provided. The mat facing provides improved surface quality, high and controlled adhesion, and is easily manufactured. The mat facing of the present invention includes a pre-applied adhesive that is heat activated to provide adhesion to the fibrous insulation. The mat facing may be input into the glass fiber forming section of a fibrous insulation production line. Alternatively, the mat facing may be applied to the uncured pack prior to curing or applied to the cured fibrous insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Roy E. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 7278091
    Abstract: Disclosed is a theme property sheet system that supports presentation themes by coordinating values provided to elements used in a user interface. When an interface user expresses a preference for a particular presentation theme, that theme's property sheet is given precedence over other mechanisms for setting property values. By appropriately setting these values in the interface, the theme property sheet enhances the coherence of the interface. The theme property sheet allows an interface designer to add new presentation elements to a user interface without being concerned about presentation themes. The default for each property as set by the designer is overridden, when necessary, by the theme sheet. In a few particular cases, an application designer needs to override even the user's theme preferences. A mechanism is provided to support these exceptional cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas M. Kramer, Mark J. Finocchio, Robert E. Sinclair, II
  • Patent number: 7275211
    Abstract: Method and system for rendering a page set having logical pages into a physical report output page. The logical pages may have implicit or explicit repeating orders, implicit or explicit rendering orders; or identification attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Cognos Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Ferguson, Wael Amer
  • Patent number: 7275206
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for identifying hypertext links in document printouts. A document to be printed is scanned for identifying local hypertext links within the document. A page location of each identified local hypertext links within the document is computed and stored. Printable objects are sequentially checked to identify each printable object within a hypertext anchor tag. Each identified printable object within a hypertext anchor tag is rendered with a predefined indication of the hypertext link. A local hypertext link is printed with a page number of the hypertext link within the document. An external hypertext link is printed with a uniform resource locator (URL) for the external hypertext link. Both the page number of the local hypertext link within the document and the uniform resource locator (URL) for the external hypertext link can be printed, for example, in superscript form and bolded or with other highlighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary Lee Bates, Paul Reuben Day
  • Patent number: 7264861
    Abstract: A composite sheet is disclosed. The composite sheet comprises an open random fibrous web having substantially vertical fibers near a top surface, a first binder resin and a second binder resin, wherein the first binder resin has a melting point lower than the melting point of the second binder resin, wherein the melting point of the second resin is lower than the melting point of the web, wherein the resins are activated in situ with the web fibers to form a resin-fiber rich region on the top surface and wherein the abrasion-resistant sheet can withstand at least about 3,000 cycles on the Wyzenbeek abrasion test using 80-grit abrasive paper. An abrasion-resistant sheet comprising a single binder resin and other abrasion-resistant sheets are also disclosed. Processes for making these abrasion-resistant sheets are further disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Xymid, LLC
    Inventors: Dimitri Peter Zafiroglu, Stephen H. Tsiarkezos
  • Patent number: 7249318
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program apparatus, implementing techniques for processing a formatted computer-readable source document to create a style sheet. The techniques include partitioning the formatted text into multiple groups of words; deriving an element style for a predefined element that is assigned to two or more groups of words; and creating an electronic document including a style sheet defining the element style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Rob K. Corell, Shawn A. Gaither
  • Patent number: 7243302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to document formatting using input trees. A method (30) and apparatus (200) for creating a split tree is provided. Marks are assigned to an input tree, removing the need to split the input tree and allowing the input tree structure to remain intact. The advantage of preserving the original structure of the input tree is that it allows interactive formatting. A method (40) of creating tree fragments from the split tree is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Pawel Rej
  • Patent number: 7225396
    Abstract: A system for automatically generating a report on an object comprises a form management module (410), a report processing module (420), and a column management module (430). The form management module comprises a form receiving sub-module (411) for receiving report templates provided by users, and a form classifying sub-module (412) for classifying the report templates. The report processing module includes a column setting sub-module (421) for setting columns of the report templates, and a report generating sub-module (422) for obtaining data on the object and for generating reports by using the data and the columns of the report templates. The column management module is used for storing columns set by the column setting sub-module. A method for automatically generating a report on an object is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Ind. (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Hua Chen, Chih-Kuang Chang
  • Patent number: 7203903
    Abstract: A system for spacing, storing and recognizing electronic representations of handwriting and printing comprises a central processing unit that couples with a display device, an input device, and a memory. The memory includes means for spacing ink stroke representations, means for recognizing outline elements, means for performing deferred recognition, means for highlighting drawing areas and means for storing and displaying ink stroke representations. These means operate together to provide a pen-based or graphics oriented computer system with improved performance and added functionality for manipulating the space between ink stroke representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Thompson, Michael W. Rouiller, Dan Altman, Steven R. Kusmer, Gregory Stikeleather, Michele M. Evans
  • Patent number: 7200808
    Abstract: An electronic document processor is provided in which a controller sets a size of an abstract display area, in an entire display area, according to an input supplied to an input unit, determines an abstract length based on the set abstract display area size, generates, from an electronic document, an abstract having a length which falls within the abstract display area, and displays the generated abstract in the set abstract display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Katashi Nagao
  • Patent number: 7181684
    Abstract: A dynamic tree control system includes a scripted program sent from a server, to be interpreted by a client browser. The program uses dynamic HTML and includes program code for displaying, under the control of the browser, a tree structure having one or more tree nodes in which at least a portion of data retrieved from the server is represented. The program also includes program code for dynamically altering, in response to some event, the tree structure without further accessing the server. The program also includes an event manager that registers with the browser to be notified upon the occurrence one or more events. The event manager receives notification of the event from the browser, and notifies the layer in which the event originated or took place. A notified layer response to the event, for example, by dynamically altering the tree structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyaprakash K. Chittu, Anil Tandon
  • Patent number: 7172982
    Abstract: An industrial fabric having improved sheet restraint and wear resistance along with acceptable permeability. The improvement is effected by coating only the high spots of the fabric with silicone material. The coating methods used in this invention may include kiss roll coating, gravure roll coating, rotogravure printing, rotary screen coating, screen-printing and/or flexography. The improvement is also applicable to corrugator fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventors: Adam J. Jaglowski, Alan L. Billings
  • Patent number: 7171616
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for keeping files current for use in a computer system coupled to a network. The method includes: (1) evaluating a downloaded file from a source within the network to determine if a source identifier is present in the downloaded file, (2) checking the source periodically using the source identifier to determine if a newer version of the downloaded file exists and (3) replacing, in response to the presence of a newer version of the downloaded file, the downloaded file with the newer version. The method further includes attaching, in response to the source identifier not being present, a source descriptor to the downloaded file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Viktors Berstis
  • Patent number: 7143341
    Abstract: Concurrent engineering among multiple design groups is facilitated by maintaining design changes in a data model of a design being developed. Design changes for each group are made from a baseline design. Changes are tracked by maintaining change information from all but an owner of the original baseline design. Changes are synchronized by identifying owner and non-owner changes and merging the changes to produce a final design. Since non-owner changes are tracked, the baseline design is not needed in synchronization. Preferably the invention is applied to electronic designs made by multiple design groups at geographically diverse locations. The invention may also be applied to any system where configuration management of developed software, parts, or any design is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems
    Inventor: Vikas Kohli
  • Patent number: 7124355
    Abstract: A method of persistently displaying data including displaying first and second data in a display region of an information browser where a persistency control has been installed in the information browser. The persistency control prevents attempts to replace data that has been flagged as persistent. The attempts to replace data are requests associated with a navigation operation definable in data loadable in the information browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Puneet Kukkal
  • Patent number: 7120865
    Abstract: Prioritization of document, such as email messages, is disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method first receives a document. The method generates a priority of the document, based on a document classifier such as a Bayesian classifier or a support-vector machine classifier. The method then outputs the priority. In one embodiment, the method includes alerting the user based on an expected loss of now-review of the document as compared to an expected cost of alerting the user of the document, at a current time. Several methods are reviewed for display and interaction that leverage the assignment of priorities to documents, including a means for guiding visual and auditory actions by priority of incoming messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Horvitz, Andrew W. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7105234
    Abstract: Disclosed is a conductive, flame-retardant polymeric fabric composed of a woven or non-woven nylon, polyester or acrylic fabric. A surface of the fabric is provided with a flame-retardant layer applied by coating the flame-retardant directly onto the fabric surface. Disposed on the flame-retardant layer is a conductive metal applied preferably by vapor deposition. The resulting article not only has a surface resistance of less than one ohm/sq, but also the article has an Underwriter Laboratories very thin material (VTM) vertical bum test rating of zero rendering the article suitable for use as an electromagnetic interference shielding fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Schlegel Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley R. Miska
  • Patent number: 7103833
    Abstract: When print data PD generated by applications 100 is supplied to a graphics library 110 in an order of describing objects, the graphics library 110 makes correspond print data PD to objects so as to store print data PD in a metafile 120. After print data for one page has been stored in the metafile 120, the metafile 120 is retrieved. Thus, print data PD is reconstructed for each band. A printer driver 130 converts reconstructed print data PD into the PDL data PD? so as to transfer the PDL data PD? to an output apparatus 2. A decomposer 140 does not generate intermediate format data and directly develops the PDL data PD? in a band buffer 22. An output device 24 reads raster data RD from the band buffer 22 so as to print an image on a paper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Sano, Masaya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7100106
    Abstract: A system and method of mirroring operations performed on linked files and folders is disclosed. A file and a folder are stored on a computer-readable medium. The file contains at least one reference to at least one image, stylesheet or object stored in the folder. Whenever a file operation is performed on the file, a substantially similar folder operation is performed on the folder and on each image, stylesheet and object contained in the folder. Similarly, whenever a folder operation is performed on the folder and its contents, a substantially similar file operation is performed on the file. By mirroring operations performed on linked files and folders, the system and method of the present invention helps users to manage the linked files and folders as a single entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Ramaley, Sankar Ramasubramanian, Michael Schmidt, Piero Sierra